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Date:	Sun, 4 Mar 2007 22:31:28 +0100
From:	Sam Ravnborg <sam@...nborg.org>
To:	"Robert P. J. Day" <rpjday@...dspring.com>
Cc:	Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@...cle.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Roman Zippel <zippel@...ux-m68k.org>, trivial@...nel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] KCONFIG: Add some extra info regarding the kernel localversion.

On Sun, Mar 04, 2007 at 12:10:18PM -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> On Sun, 4 Mar 2007, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, 4 Mar 2007 06:01:17 -0500 (EST) Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >   A small formatting fix, and add a few lines describing the origin of
> > > the git-based "localversion" string for the kernel version.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@...dspring.com>
> > >
> > > ---
> > >
> > > diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
> > > index f977086..4d5aef6 100644
> > > --- a/init/Kconfig
> > > +++ b/init/Kconfig
> > > @@ -80,13 +80,19 @@ config LOCALVERSION_AUTO
> > >  	default y
> > >  	help
> > >  	  This will try to automatically determine if the current tree is a
> > > -	  release tree by looking for git tags that
> > > -	  belong to the current top of tree revision.
> > > +	  release tree by looking for git tags that belong to the current
> > > +	  top of tree revision.
> > >
> > >  	  A string of the format -gxxxxxxxx will be added to the localversion
> > > -	  if a git based tree is found.  The string generated by this will be
> > > +	  if a git-based tree is found.  The string generated by this will be
> > >  	  appended after any matching localversion* files, and after the value
> > > -	  set in CONFIG_LOCALVERSION
> > > +	  set in CONFIG_LOCALVERSION.  (The actual string is the first eight
> > > +	  characters produced by running the command:
> > > +
> > > +	    $ git rev-parse --verify HEAD
> > > +
> > > +	  which is done within the script "scripts/setlocalversion", in case
> > > +	  you were interested.)
> >
> > Please omit ", in case you were interested".
> 
> ok, will resubmit.
> 
> > >
> > >  	  Note: This requires Perl, and a git repository, but not necessarily
> > >  	  the git or cogito tools to be installed.
> >
> > How can this be the case since a 'git' command is used, according to
> > your new documentation?
> 
> i have no idea why that last part says that -- that's not part of my
> addition, it's the original text.  in fact, there's nothing about
> scripts/setlocalversion that seems to require perl, so that last part
> is *doubly* odd.
In the past setlocalversion was a perl script.

	Sam
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